Today is the 1st of February but more importantly, the end of January. Which really sucked. Why you ask? My mom got really sick and her BP was insanely high and she was in danger of having a Stroke. Brain Attack? Brain Fart? Whatever it's now called, she was very close to having one. They now have her on pills that make her very sleepy and her BP rather low, but hopefully soon, she'll be much better.
I broke my nose. For the third time. In less then 3 years. How pathetic is it that I'm used to it by now? Black eyes, swollen nose, cursing every time I go to itch my nose, or the worst thing? When I go to push my glasses up. I've been wearing glasses since I was 8ish, so I do it without realizing it. And I'm wearing contacts since my glasses are too painful to wear right now, so I keep hitting my nose. One day, I will learn. I think. And yesterday, on the very last day, a huge bottle of mouthwash fell on my foot and now my pinky toenail is about to fall off.
To take my mind off of all that, I crocheted. And read (10 books this month!). I went Stash diving and came up with a skein that I got when I first started knitting. It was one of those giant skeins that I got at A.C. Moore in those $5 mill end boxes. I believe the yarn is Red Heart Light and Lofty, which I've worked with before (on my very first blanket) and it's pretty nice for blankets. Without giving it a second thought, I grabbed my J hook and chained on, doing a double crochet. I began working on it over the holidays, but really focused on it the past few weeks.
While working on it, the pooling reminded me of ivy climbing up a house. Regional English common names for ivy include Bindwood and Lovestone. I really hate to admit this, but I knew that from reading some trashy bodice ripper when I was 12, 13.
I love it. Totally absolutely love it. I can see myself watching a movie eating popcorn and wrapped up in this.